Allison, great experience! I would argue, though that what is important is not to “look stupid”, but have enough self-confidence to actually be stupid. And as you demonstrated, when you are bold enough to do so and work to contribute towards the common goal under these conditions, people will lend you a hand to cover up for the experience and knowledge you don’t have.
This reminded me how in my first visit to Japan I was barely able to talk and most of my conversations were half-nonverbal. :) and how I was pleasantly surprised when in my third visit people asked me “how long do you live in Japan?” because of the way I spoke. Should I close down and not expose myself as a fool, it wouldn’t have happened.